1998 Mitsubishi Colt Mirage 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland
A reliable, unique looking sleek hatchback
No problems (touch wood!)
Kept to Mitsubishi service schedules with dealer services every year.
Passed MOT with no issues for the last 3 years!
Parts & servicing may be slightly more expensive than similar cars in it's class, but in my opinion worth paying for the reliability.
An amazing looking factory standard car - with an aggressive stance from the front - and sleek aerodynamic profile. Especially for a standard, lower priced hatchback. The body-kit really makes this car.
The bottom end power isn't mind blowing, but the 16 valve engine is willing to rev.
Very economical on fuel if driven correctly.
Handling is good, but this can be drastically improved by better wheels, tyres and the fitting of better springs - which is a low cost modification.
Interior is very comfortable - no rear passenger space to speak of. This is ideally a car suited for two people. Full electrics (windows, roof, mirrors) with dual airbags.
The interior is standard Japanese design. Not flashy, but fits in with the overall image of the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st February, 2004
2nd Jun 2012, 13:02
Hi everyone. I've got a 1997 1.6 auto Colt; only 90bhp.
Having a few problems with the transmission box. It's very rough when changing gear. You can feel it push you back in your seat. It seems to help when I change oil. Anyone know what oil is right for it? Comma AQF Automatic Transmission Fluid is what I used last, but don't think it's right.